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REPUBLIC CITY , hstllfiWqlsH—8T>, of Western golf lead Associated Press CHICAGO — Arnold Palmer found some new magic in an old putter, fashioned a five-under-par 66 and took a share of the first round lead Thursday in the $175,000 Western Open Golf Tournament. The 43-year-old Palmer used only 26 strokes on the bumpy, spiked-up greens to tie leading money winner Bruce, Crampton and long-shot Rik Massengale for the lead in this old tournament. Veteran Billy Casper, Hale Irwin and big, raw-boned J.C. Snead were just one stroke back with 67s on the compact, 6,654-yard Midlothian Country Club Course. More than a half dozen players were Bjorn Borg, Sweden's 17-year-old tennis sensation, is airborne during third-round match with West ;• 1 Associated Press German Karl Meiler Thursday in Wimbledon singles. Borg prevailed for 6-4* 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3 victory. (Section D) Page 1 Friday, June 29, 1973 Young Borg keeps winning Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England — Bjorn Borg, Sweden's boy wonder, staged another smash hit performance Thursday and reached the fourth round of the Wimbledon tennis championship. His victim this time was Karl Meiler, West German Davis Cup star. Borg, playing here for the first time, finished in tpp form to win, 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, after a' seesaw center court duel at the all-England Club. As usual hundreds of cheered their blond idol. teen-age girls Three A m'e r i c a n men won second-round s in g 1 e s matches. That meant six of the 21 Americans who set out in the men's singles were safely in the third round. Thirteen of the 27 American women starters also moved into the last 32. Alex Mayer of Wayne, N.J., came from behind to beat Roberto Chavez of Mexico, 7-9, ,6-1, 9-7, 6-2; Jeff Austin of Rolling Hills, Calif., downed Peter Kan- deral of Switzerland, 9-8, 6-3, 6-3, and Norman Holmes of Melbourne, Fla., outlasted Frantisek Pala of Czechoslovakia, 8-6,, 2-6, 6-0,1-6, 7-5. 'Already in the third round are Jimmy Cpnnors of Belleville, N.J,; PanchoWal- thiall of San Antonio, Tex., and Bob McKinley of St. Ann, Mo. No. 5 seed Rosemary Casals led the American women's fine showing with a 6-3, 6-1 triumph over Jill Cooper of Britain. FOr the second straight day, a crowd of 28,000 turned out. Fans were wedged shoulder to shoulder in the standing room around the center court, and latecomers could not get anywhere near the Borg- Meiler match. Meiler, who defeated Ken Rosewall in the Australian Championships, is -a powerful player with a range of fluent ground strokes. But for the first half of the match he could do nothing to stop his 17-year-old opponent. Borg, with a flurry of aces and service winners, dropped only one game in his first three services. A succession of winning forehands gave him a service break at 3-2 The teen-ager showed no sign of faltering until the fifth game of the third set when, after leading 40-30 on service, he double faulted twice and lost the game. Meiler then reversed the course of the match, leveling at two sets all. The German ran up a 5-1 lead at the start of the fourth set, losing only five points in the process. But Borg, after dropping his service at the start of the final set, broke back in the second game and went on to take four straight games. Meiler steadied, winning two service games to make the score 3-5. But Borg lost only one point in his last three service games and rolled on to victory. Joining Borg in the last 16 were Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia, the No. 2 seed who outstroked John Yuill of South Africa, 6-1, 7-5, 6-2; Roger Taylor of Britain, seeded No. 3, who beat Jiri Hrebec of Czechoslovakia, 6-1, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, and Vijay Amritraj of India, who overcame Britain's John Lloyd, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6, 2-6, 7-5. Hie Nastese of Romania, the top seed, had no match Thursday but went to see a specialist; about his back trouble. Nastase visited the doctor although he said he no longer was in pain and had no thoughts of .quitting the tournament. In addition to Miss Casals, Julie Heldman of New York was also victorious, scoring art easy 6-2, 6-1 decision over Marijka Schaar, the ambidextrous Dutch girl. Other Americans among the day's winners were Kate Latham of Palo Alto, Calif.; Janet Newberry and Patti Hogan San Diego; Kristy Kemmer and Pam of La Jolla, Calif.; Valerie Ziegenfuss of San Diego; Kristy Kemmer and Pat Teeguarden of Los Angeles; Margaret Michel of Pacific Palisades, Calif., and Mona Schallau of Iowa City, Iowa. First inning fizzle fatal for Phoenix i By BOB EGER i Republic Sports Writer . ALBUQUERQUE ~ The Phoenix Giants stumbled coming out of the blocks Thursday night and never made up the lost ground. ( Albuquerquie's Dukes scored five times in the first inning and held on for dear life to nip th?. Giants, 5-4, and continue their surprising mastery of the Phoenix club. Associated Press Praying could help European heavyweight boxing champion Joe Bugner relaxes in ring during meditating session while training in London. He's slated to battle former heavyweight king Joe Frazier Tuesday. It goes without saying 8ugner hopes his feet only touch the mat. Story on Page D-3. The Giants had been hoping to pad their lead in the Pacific Coast League East with 11 straight games against the divisional taitenders, but they've managed just one victory in four games here. After Tuesday's action they were 1% games in front in the eastern sector, but they now trail Tucson by \Vz games after another Tucson victory over Salt Lake City Thursday night. The Giants have been talking trade with Salt Lake City for several days and there could be some news on the personnel front today. Phoenix has been shopping for a left- handed hitting utility, infielder and .Salt Lake just happens to have one in Bruce Christensen. Salt Lake needs a right-handed pitcher, and the one the Angels reportedly are after is the Giants' Ed Figueroa. Ironically, Figueroa pitched 7 Va innings of three-hit, shutout baseball Thursday night. Figueroa, 10-2 as a Phoenix rookie last year but only 1-5 this season, walked just two and struck out seven with a live fast ball as his teammates battled to get back in it. The Giants used a double by Bruce Miller, a single and stolen base by Bernie Williams and Steve Ontiveros' 26th double of the year to score twice in the fifth inning. A double by Danny Breeden, and singles by Jimmy.Rosario, Miller and Ontiveros produced two more runs in the eighth inning but Albuquerque reliever Foster to fight ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP)-World light heavyweight champ Bob Foster will defend his crown against South Africa's Pierre Fioure here Aug. 21. Fight promoter Paul Chavez said Foster's manager, Yank Durham, had called him from London confirming the August date for Foster's 12th title defense. Durham and a Fioure representative are expected to sign a formal contract in Albuquerque after the July 4 holiday, Chavez said. Negotiations still are going on for the use of the University of New Mexico's 15,000-seat basketball arena for the bout, he said. Jerry Stephenson got Skip James to ground out sharply to first base to end the threat with Miller in scoring position. Albuquerque starter Greg Shanahan went six innings to record his 10th victory in 16 decisions. He struck out seven, hiking his league-leading total to 117 in 125 innings. Phoenix starter Frank Riccelli permitted three hits and all five Albuquerque runs in his two-thirds of an inning on the mound. Mike Floyd's two-run homer chased him and sent him on his way to his fifth straight defeat. Only one of the five runs against him was earned. Miller collected three singles and a double in four official tries to elevate his batting average to .309. Phoenix sends veteran Jerry Crider (3-0) to the mound tonight against Rick Rhoden (4-6). Rhoden is attempting to battle back from arm problems. PHOENIX ALBUQUERQUE. Rosario If Miller ss Williams cf Ontiveros rf James Ib J. Brown dh Linares 3b L. Brown Ph Redmon 2b Breeden c Riccelll D Flaueroa p Totals 4 4 5 S 4 4 4 1 4 0 0 40 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 " 4 1 3 1 1 0 0 7 0 0 13 PHOENIX ALBNQNERQUE 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 Cumminqs If Rovster 3b McDermott Ib Burney pr-lb Galllherdh Huntz ss Ralston 2b Floydrf Patchin c > Simpson cf Shanahan p Allen p Stenhenson D Totals 00 020 00 000 F^W 4 3 4 0 4 3 4 2 3 0 0 0 30 11 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 s 0 X 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 • 0 0 0 0 4 Z 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 4 4 E—Linares, Ontiveros, James, Simpson. DP—Phoenix 1. LOB—Phoenix 13, Albuquerque 5. 2B—Ralston, J. Brown, Ontiveros, Breeden. HR—Floyd (5), SB— Williams. SF—Huntz. IP H R ER BB SO ,_, 6-9) % 3 5 1 1 0 Figueroa 7'/j 3 0 0 2 7 Allen l'/a 4 2 2 0 0 Stephenson l% l 0 0 0 1 Save — Stephenson (3). WP—Riccelll, Shanahan. T—2:24. A—2,073. at 68 with Lee Trevino and defending titleholder Jim Jamieson in another large group at 69. Jack Nicklaus, U.S. Open champ Johnny Miller and Tom Weiskopf are not competing in the 70th edition of this championship. "This is the best putting round I've had in a long, long time," said Palmer, who played in the late afternoon when the greens were at their worst. Palmer, on the rebound with two consecutive finishes of ninth or better, said he went back to an old putter he used when scoring his last victory in the Bob Hope Desert Classic early this season. "My confidence is good and I made a few putts and that just kept it going," Palmer said. "I made up my mind I wasn't going to leave anything short. I didn't, and that made one helluva difference." Palmer bogeyed the first hole when he missed the green but reeled off a string of three consecutive birdies starting on the fourth hole. He chipped to about 12 inches there, made it from six feet on the next and scored a deuce from 10 .feet on the next. He birdied the ninth from six feet, chipped to two feet on the 16th and holed a monster 35-footer on the 17th, Palmer saved par four times when he missed the green, once with a dramatic 20-foot putt. Continued on page D-3 Sports Editor VKHXE BO ATX EMI Bane loads claims Winkles TOUCHING ALL BASES: A couple of years ago it was suggested that Arizona State pitching star Eddie Bane was throwing the spitter. Not only did Eddie deny it but Bobby Winkles vehemently absolved him of any "loading up" charges. But times do change ... After Bane had signed with the Minnesota Twins, Winkles (now manager of the California Angels) was asked to capsule Bane's abilities. "Not overpowering, good curve ball, can throw a changeup for a strike out any time he wants to, and at his young age, he carries jelly and knows how to use it," observed Winks. Appraised of Winkles' remarks, Eddie replied none.too convincingly, "Naw, I wouldn't cheat or do anything like that on the mound. I just go overhand, sidearm and things like that." Bane has yet to make his Big League debut and he's already being referred to as "a prospective Gaylord Perry" (of Vaseline fame) and a "Whitey Ford- styled southpaw. .." Fiesta Bowl executive director John Reid, recently returned from the football coaches' golf tournament in Hot Springs, Ark., reports acceptance of the Valley's bowj game around the country "has just been fantastic." • He also attended spring meetings of the Big Eight, Southeast and. Atlantic Coast conferences. Reid claims that new Vandectiilt" coach Steve Sloan,, who was a Florida State assistant when the Seminoles played here, "is the greatest, salesman we ever had. He just raves about the great time Florida State had here. .." When the Canadian Football League All-Star Game is aired on KTAR Sunday, you'll have a chance to see CFL Lineman of the Year John Helton of Calgary, and Arizona State. My favorite recollection of John is of a guy built like Charles Atlas, with a pair of tiny, h o r n -r i m m e d glasses perched atop his nose. ... I didn't think the Western Athletic Conference presidents could pass up the Tucson Conquistadores' offer to build a conference office in Tucson. But they did. League headquarters will remain in Denver. Transportation (airlines) was supposedly the deciding factor... Arizona State is already out with an impressive brochure extolling Woody Green for Heisman Trophy honors. Sports information director Moon Mullins plans to see that a brochure is on the desk of every important sportswriter and sportscaster in the nation. Why? As Moon explains it—(1) Woody will not appear on national TV in '73 and (2) Will play most of his games at night in either Mountain or Pacific time zones with his exploits going virtually unnoticed in the East... Nationally-known sportscaster Ray Scott, who home-bases out of Scottsdale, claims, "I have never, and I repeat, never, tried to color a broadcast to be favorable to one team or the other. I would get out of the business before I would do this." I believe Ray, but he is a rarity in his profession . Ten-year-old Mary Logan inquires, "Why don't you write something about girls not getting to play Little League baseball?" Well, uh, Mary if girls were allowed to play baseball who would do the yard- work and all the other chores your brother can't do because he has to go to baseball practice? Oakland in first Vidd 9 A's nip KC, 3-2 Associated Press OAKLAND — Vida Blue surrendered three hits before giving way to Rollie Fingers in the eighth and the Oakland A's held on for a 3-2 decision over the 'Kansas City Royals Thursday night. The victory put the defending world champion Oakland team into first place in the American League West as California was blanked by Chicago, 2-0. The only hits off Blue were a single to center by Cookie Rojas in the fourth inning, an infield single by Amos Otis in the seventh and Fran Healey's eighth inning homer which knocked the Oak- Chicago Montreal St. Louis Philadelphia Pittsburgh New York Los Angeles San Francisco Houston Atlan San Baseball standings American League " 1 National League if" land lefthander out of the game. The A's scored all their runs in the second inning against losing pitcher Steve Busby, 4-8. Deron Johnson and Gene Tenace started the inning off with singles, both runners moving up on a fly ball. After Ray Fosse was" intentionally passed to fill the bases, Manny Trillo, making his first appearance in the major leagues, looped a single to short right field to score a run and Bert Cam- paneris hit a sacrifice fly to score Tenace. On an attempted pickoff play, Trillo was trapped off first, but Fosse scored before Trillo was tagged out in a run down. Cincinnati Atlanta Diego ontreal 5, Chicaflo 4, Montreal 2, 2nd Atlanta 3, Los Ansel? 2. 1st Los Angeles e. Atlanta 3,2nd Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 0 San Diego 6, Cincinnati San New, 5-2) geles 5$!!l! New, York Baltimore Milwaukee Boston Detroit Cleveland East W L 41 36 Oak and California Chicago Minnesota Kansas City Texas West 41 34 39 33 37 32 37 33 40 37 24 44 .50L .493 .370 .547 .542 .536 .529 .519 .353 GB ¥ 4Vz 13Vj V, I'/j KANSAS Patek ss Hopkins ph F. White ss Rolas2b Otis cf Mayberry Ib Plniella If Schaal 3b Bevqua dh McRae rf Healy c Busby p Total KANSAS CITY OAKLAND CITY OAKLAND ab r h bi ab r h bi 3000 Campanerls ss 3 0 1 1 1000 North cf 4010 0000 Bando3b 3000 4010 R.Jackson rf 4000 4 I 1 0 Oe. Johnson dh 3 I 1 0 2-000 Tenace Ib 3110 3001 Rudi If 0000 3000 Mangual If 2010 3000 Fosse C 2100 2000 Tetrlllo2b 3011 3111 Blue p 0000 0000 Fingers p 0000 28 2 3 ? Total 27 3 < 2 00000011 0 — 2 0 1 00 0 0 0 0 X - 3 lcaso lego 6, Cincinnati 1 . ranclsco 2, Houston 1,10 innings York TQ «er 6 T4V.at.Chica f -wraT'Atlan a (Morton (Troedson 3-0) at Clncln- •tjm.J.uro^Mjj-J^,, Los An- •oedson i-ui _. ..... ..... ._ 9-5); San Francisco (Williams 3-0) at Houston (Richard 1-0),; PhiladelDhla (Twitchell 6-2) at St. Uouis (Murphy 0-3). Thursday's Results Cleveland 4, Boston 2. 1st Boston 16, Cleveland 7, 2nd Baltimore 6, New York 3 Detroit 8, Milwaukee 6 Minnesota 4, Texas 0 Oakland 3, Kansas City 2 Chicago 2, California 0 Cleveland (Medlch -Boston " (tVttelf HT at Texas'(Brbbv'<r-2)7chTca- ap (Bahnsen 8-6) at Oakland (Holtzman 11-7); Minnesota (Blyleven 9-8) at Ca'" nla (Ryan 9-8 E—Patek, F. White. DP—Kansas City 1, Oakland 2. LOB—Kansas City 2, Oakland 4. HR-Healy (2). SB-Otis, Mangual. S—Rudl. SF-Camnanerls. IP H R ER BD SO Busby (L, 4-8) 8 63328 Blue IW, 7-3) 7% 3 2 2 3 4 Fingers !'/> 0 0 0 0 2 Save—Fingers (7). WP-Blue 2. T-2:27. A-5,66S. B Sports Toclay Califor- Pacific Coast League Tucson Phoenix Sal) Lake Albuquerque Albuquer Tacoma . Tucson 8, Hawaii 4, EASTERN DIVISION W L Pel. 41 33 .554 37 37 i500 34 42 .447 Thursday's Results W-Si Phoenix 4 OB •Spokane Tacoma Eugene •Hawaii 'yi«J, kaf ugene 4 ke Spok«no< Wednesday night) Spokane at H< ticoma at EUL_ ._ Phoenix at Aueuquer Tucson at Salt Lak| WESTERN DIVISION W L 35 40 32 43 Tonight's Games avyail Eugene .493 .467 .427 RADIO | Major League Baseball—Los An- j geles at Atlanta, KTAR (620), 5 • p.m.; Minnesota at California, | KXTC (FM-92.3), 7:30 p.m. | Pacific Cqast League Baseball— § Phoenix at Albuquerque, KMCR (FM-91.5), 8 p.in. (delayed re-creation).